Monday, August 26, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
If you’re on the home-buying journey for the first time or the first time in a long time, you may have the image of the “perfect” home in mind — every wall a color you love, the best flooring, and the perfect backyard. While there’s a chance you may find your dream house, it is more likely that you’ll find that house with a few exceptions. So where should you draw the line? Are there things you should ignore if the price and location are right? The answer is yes! There are some things you can ignore while home shopping if, it means checking the rest of your boxes. Here are some of the things you can overlook if you are considering making an offer on a home that has the perfect location or layout.
While it may be tempting to wait for a home with new carpet or freshly painted white walls, overlooking old carpet or vibrant wallpaper can help you get your otherwise dream-home. Replacing the carpet or painting the walls do ...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
You've just finished spring cleaning, and summer is approaching quickly. Summer means longer days and later nights, and usually more traffic in your home. With playdates, game nights, and bonfires, there are likely to be more guests in and out of your home than usual. While fun is the priority, safety should be as well for children and pets especially. To Create a safer haven, follow these steps so you can enjoy a safe summer (as well as all the other seasons):
1. Protect your belongings
If you have items that are important to you and could easily break, it is best to store them away, so they don't get damaged, and no one gets hurt from the broken item in the process.
2. Make off-limit areas
If you want to prevent children and pets from going places you don't want them, consider installing safety gates. Placing gates in front of staircases and rooms with more breakable items can prevent both children and pets from falling or ...
Monday, April 1, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
It is not necessary to spend thousands of dollars to remodel and refurbish your home before selling. You can find DIY makes a giant statement with just some TLC. Whether you are selling your home, having visitors or you are just feeling drab about your space. Here are a few quick tips to use to refresh and rejuvenate home.
CLEAN + DECLUTTER
Until you dig in, we forget how much stuff we hide and accumulate. Sometimes it is hard to even hide after a while. Once you throw out all the junk, you will begin to see the features of your home again. You may even decide to stay and not sell. Store the things you want and don't use and get rid of the rest. Once you have de-cluttered, it is time to clean. Clean, Clean, Clean everything especially walls, floors, and windows.
BRING IN THE NATURAL LIGHT
If you have heavy window coverings, take them down! Seriously! This one thing makes your home feel much larger, and they will come alive with al ...